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veil

 [vāl]
a covering structure; see also velamen and velum.
1. caul.
2. slight huskiness of the voice.

ve·lum

, pl.

ve·la

(vē'lŭm, -lă),
1. Any structure resembling a veil or curtain. Synonym(s): veil (1) , velamen, velamentum
2. Synonym(s): caul (1)
3. Synonym(s): greater omentum
4. Any serous membrane or membranous envelope or covering.
[L. veil, sail]

veil

(vāl)
1. a covering structure.
2. a caul or piece of amniotic sac occasionally covering the face of a newborn child.

caul

, cowl (kawl, kowl)
1. The amnion, either as a piece of membrane capping the baby's head at birth or the whole membrane when delivered unruptured with the baby.
Synonym(s): galea (4) , veil (2) , velum (2) .
2. Synonym(s): greater omentum.
[Gaelic, call, a veil]

ve·lum

, pl. vela (vē'lŭm, -lă)
1. Any structure resembling a veil or curtain.
Synonym(s): veil (1) , velamen.
2. Synonym(s): caul (1) .
3. Synonym(s): greater omentum.
4. Any serous membrane or membranous envelope or covering.
[L. veil, sail]

caul

, cowl (kawl, kowl)
1. The amnion, either as a piece of membrane capping the baby's head at birth or the whole membrane when delivered unruptured with the baby.
Synonym(s): galea (4) , veil (2) , velum (2) .
2. Synonym(s): greater omentum.
[Gaelic, call, a veil]

ve·lum

, pl. vela (vē'lŭm, -lă)
1. Any structure resembling a veil or curtain.
Synonym(s): veil (1) , velamen.
2. Synonym(s): caul (1) .
3. Synonym(s): greater omentum.
4. Any serous membrane or membranous envelope or covering.
[L. veil, sail]

veil

1. a covering structure.
2. a caul or piece of amniotic sac occasionally covering the face of a newborn animal.

veil cell
fibroblast-like cells which surround small vessels in the dermis.
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After 9/11, the jarring image of a veiled Statue of Liberty was forwarded widely online.
There were no terms or regulations that prevent any veiled woman from wearing a burkini in the pool when we signed the contract with the resort, but some owners say that they had these terms in their contracts so probably these rules were added later," Azmy explained.
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Almost all veiled brides in Egypt wear the Spanish hijab style at their weddings, but decorated with different accessories.
Also intriguing are the photographs of veiled figures (men and women) taken in Morocco by the French psychiatrist, Gaetan de Clerambault.
Yet contention over the veiled candidate pointed to the changing composition of a Christian European identity that is no longer just Christian.
We are saying that hijab is elegant and that being veiled is not equivalent to raggedness and lack of femininity.
The situation seems to be reversed in the case of veiled Muslim women living in non-Muslim countries; the veil makes them highly visible in the public sphere, which puts them under double pressure: on the one hand, they are subject to the community pressure since they are afraid to be rejected by their own group if they do not cover.
It also suggested refusing asylum or citizenship to full-face veiled women, considering coercion to wear face-covering veils as a reason for asylum requests, issuing a parliamentary resolution denouncing Muslim full-face veils and creating a national school of Islamic studies ("France MP's report backs Muslim face veil bans" 2010, Davies 2010a, Bremner 2010).
Later chapters explore current trends in hijab-friendly fashion and intelligent cultural portrayals, highlighting additional forms of veiled empowerment.
The debate that started after several veiled presenters complained of having been banned from appearing on state TV and which basically took place on the social networking website Facebook demonstrated the division of Moroccan activists over the issue.